Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2018

August 20 Returner move-in; all students finalize schedules
August 21 Fall Classes Begin
August 28 Last day to drop/add a course
August 29 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
September 3 Labor Day; college closed
September 5 Roster verification ends at 9:00 a.m.
October 11-12 Fall break; no classes (college open)
October 17 Midterm grades due by 9:00 a.m.
October 22 Assessment Day
October 29 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
Oct. 29 – Nov. 2 Advising for spring semester, May interim, and summer term
November 5 Pre-registration begins for spring 2019, May interim 2019, and summer 2019
November 21-23 Thanksgiving holiday begins; college closed
 November 26 Pre-registration ends for spring 2019, May interim 2019, and summer 2019
 December 6 Reading Day
 December 7-11 Final Exams
 December 13 All grades due by 9:00 a.m.
 December 15 Winter Commencement

 

January Term 2019

January 2 Classes begin; last day to drop/add a course
January 3 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
January 4 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
January 8 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
January 12 Classes end
January 15 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.

 

Spring Semester 2019

January 14 Spring classes begin
January 21 Last day to drop/add a course; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no classes (college open)
January 22 Roster verification begins; census date
January 29 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
March 4-8 Spring break; no classes (college open)
March 13 Midterm grades due by 9:00 a.m.
March 25 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty 
April 1-5 Advising for fall semester and January term
April 8 Pre-registration begins for 2019 fall semester and 2020 January term
April 19 Good Friday; college closed
April 29 Pre-registration ends for 2019 fall semester and 2020 January term
May 3 Reading Day
May 4-8 Final exams
May 10 Senior grades due by 9:00 a.m.
May 11  Spring Commencement (8:00 a.m.)
May 13  All grades due by 9:00 a.m.

 

May Interim 2019

May 13 Classes begin; last day to drop/add a course
May 21 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
May 22 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
May 26 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
May 27 Memorial Day; college closed
May 31 Classes end 
June 4  Grades due by 9:00 a.m.

 

Summer Term 2019

June 3 Classes begin
June 8 Last day to add/drop a course
June 9 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
June 13 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
June 24 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
July 4 Independence Day; college closed
July 10 Classes end
July 13 Grades due by 12:00 p.m.

 

Fall Semester 2019

August 19 Returner move-in; all students finalize schedules
August 20 Fall Classes Begin
August 27 Last day to drop/add a course
August 28 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
September 2 Labor Day; college closed
September 4 Roster verification ends at 9:00 a.m.
October 10-11 Fall break; no classes (college open)
October 16 Midterm grades due by 9:00 a.m.
October 28 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
October 21-November 1 Advising for spring semester, May interim, and summer term
November 4 Pre-registration begins for 2020 Spring, 2020 May Interim, and 2020 Summer
November 25 Pre-registration ends for 2020 Spring, 2020 May Interim, and 2020 Summer
November 27-29 Thanksgiving holiday begins; college closed
December 5 Reading Day
December 6-10 Final Exams
December 12 All grades due by 9:00 a.m.
December 14 Undergraduate Winter Commencement

 

January Term 2020

January 2 Classes begin; last day to drop/add a course
January 3 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
January 4 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
January 8 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
January 11 Classes end
January 13 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.

 

Spring Semester 2020

January 13 Spring classes begin
January 20 Last day to drop/add a course; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no classes (college open)
January 21 Roster verification begins; census date
January 28 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
March 2-6 Spring break; no classes (college open)
March 11 Midterm grades due by 9:00 a.m.
March 23-April 3 Advising for fall semester and January term
March 24 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty 
April 6 Pre-registration begins for 2020 fall semester and 2021 January term
April 10 Good Friday; college closed
April 27 Pre-registration ends for 2020 fall semester and 2021 January term
May 1 Reading Day
May 2-6 Final exams
May 7 Senior grades due by 9:00 a.m.
May 9  Spring Commencement (8:00 a.m.)
May 11  All grades due by 9:00 a.m.

 

May Interim 2020

May 11 Classes begin; last day to drop/add a course
May 12 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
May 15 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
May 15 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
May 25 Memorial Day; college closed
May 29 Classes end 
June 3 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.

 

Summer Term 2020

June 1 Classes begin
June 5 Last day to add/drop a course
June 8 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
June 12 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
June 22 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
July 10 Classes end
July 13 Grades due by 12:00 p.m.

Fall Term I 2018

August 20 Classes begin
August 27 Last day to drop/add a course
August 28 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
September 3 Labor Day; college closed
September 4 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
September 21 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
October 10 Classes end
October 15 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.

 

Fall Term II 2018

October 15 Classes begin
October 22 Last day to drop/add a course
October 23 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
October 30 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
Oct. 29 – Nov. 2 Advising for spring semester, May interim, and summer term
November 5 Pre-registration begins for 2019 spring semester, 2019 May interim, and 2019 summer term
November 16 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
November 21-23 Thanksgiving holiday begins; college closed
November 26 Pre-registration ends for 2019 spring semester, 2019 May interim, and 2019 summer term
December 11 Classes end
December 13 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.
December 15 Winter Commencement

 

Spring Term III 2019

January 7 Classes begin
January 14 Last day to drop/add a course
January 15 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
January 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no class (college open)
January 22 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
February 12 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
February 28 Classes end
March 5 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.

 

Spring Term IV 2019

March 11 Classes begin
March 18 Last day to drop/add a course
March 19 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
March 26 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
April 1-5 Advising for fall semester and January term
April 8 Pre-registration begins for 2019 fall semester and 2020 January term
April 12 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
April 19 Good Friday; college closed
April 29 Pre-registration ends for 2019 fall semester and 2020 January term
May 2  Classes end
May 7  All grades due by 9:00 a.m.
May 11 Spring Commencement

 

Spring Term V 2019

May 20 Classes begin
May 27 Last day to drop/add a course; Memorial Day (college closed)
May 28 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
June 4 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
June 21 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
July 4 Independence Day; college closed
July 16 Classes end
July 22 Grades due by 12:00 p.m.

 

Fall Term I 2020

August 19 Classes begin
August 26 Last day to drop/add a course
August 27 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
September 2 Labor Day; college closed
September 3 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
September 20 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
October 11 Classes end
October 14 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.

 

Fall Term II 2020

October 14 Classes begin
October 21 Last day to drop/add a course
October 21 – November 1 Advising for spring semester, May interim, and summer term
October 22 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
October 29 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
November 4 Pre-registration begins for 2020 spring semester, 2020 May interim, and 2020 summer term
November 15 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
November 27-29 Thanksgiving holiday begins; college closed
November 29 Pre-registration ends for 2020 spring semester, 2020 May interim, and 2020 summer term
December 6 Classes end
December 12 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.
December 14 Winter Commencement

 

Spring Term III 2020

January 6 Classes begin
January 13 Last day to drop/add a course
January 14 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
January 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no class (college open)
January 22 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
February 11 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
February 28 Classes end
March 2 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.

 

Spring Term IV 2020

March 9 Classes begin
March 17 Last day to drop/add a course
March 18 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
March 23-April 3 Advising for fall semester and January term
March 25 Roster verification ends at 9:00 a.m.
April 6 Pre-registration begins for 2020 fall semester and 2021 January term
April 10 Good Friday; college closed
April 13 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
April 30 Pre-registration ends for 2019 fall semester and 2020 January term
May 1 Classes end
May 4 All grades due by 9:00 a.m.
May 9 Spring Commencement

 

Spring Term V 2020

May 18 Classes begin
May 25 Last day to drop/add a course; Memorial Day (college closed)
May 26 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
June 2 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
June 19 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
July 14 Classes end
July 20 Grades due by 12:00 p.m.

 

Summer Term 1 2018

June 25 Classes begin
June 28 Last day to drop/add a course
June 29 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
July 5 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
July 4 Independence Day; college closed
July 20 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
August 5 Classes end
August 10 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.

 

Fall Term 2 2018

August 6 Classes begin
August 9 Last day to drop/add a course
August 10 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
August 15 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
August 31 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
September 3 Labor Day; college closed
September 16 Classes end
September 21 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.

 

Fall Term 3 2018

September 17 Classes begin
September 20 Last day to drop/add a course
September 21 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
September 22 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
October 13 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
October 29 Classes end
November 3 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.

 

Fall Term 4 2018

October 30 Classes begin
November 2 Last day to drop/add a course
November 3 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
November 7 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
November 21-23 Thanksgiving holiday begins; college closed
November 23 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
December 9 Classes end
December 14 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.
December 15 Winter Commencement

 

Spring Term 5 2019

January 7 Classes begin
January 10 Last day to drop/add a course
January 11 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
January 16 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
February 4 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
February 17 Classes end
February 22 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.

 

Spring Term 6 2019

February 18 Classes begin
February 21 Last day to drop/add a course
February 22 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
February 27 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
March 15 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
March 31 Classes end
April 5 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.

 

Spring Term 7 2019

April 1 Classes begin
April 4 Last day to drop/add a course
April 5 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
April 10 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
April 29 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
May 12 Classes end
May 17 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.
May 11 Spring Commencement

 

Summer Term 8 2019

May 13 Classes begin
May 16 Last day to drop/add a course
May 17 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
May 22 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
May 27 Memorial Day; college closed
June 10 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
June 23 Classes end
June 28 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.

 

Summer Term 1 2019

June 24 Classes begin
June 27 Last day to drop/add a course
June 28 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
July 4 Independence Day; college closed
July 5 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
July 19 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
August 4 Classes end
August 8 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.

 

Fall Term 2 2019

August 5 Classes begin
August 8 Last day to drop/add a course
August 9 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
August 14 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
August 30 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
September 2 Labor Day; college closed
September 15 Classes end
September 19 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.

 

Fall Term 3 2019

September 16 Classes begin
September 19 Last day to drop/add a course
September 20 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
September 25 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
October 11 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
October 27 Classes end
November 31 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.

 

Fall Term 4 2019

October 28 Classes begin
October 31 Last day to drop/add a course
November 1 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
November 6 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
November 22 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
November 27-29 Thanksgiving holiday begins; college closed
December 8 Classes end
December 10 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.
December 13 Graduate Winter Commencement

 

Spring Term 5 2020

January 6 Classes begin
January 9 Last day to drop/add a course
January 10 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
January 15 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
January 20 Martin Luther King, Jr Day; College Closed
February 3 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
February 16 Classes end
February 20 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.

 

Spring Term 6 2020

February 17 Classes begin
February 20 Last day to drop/add a course
February 21 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
February 27 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
March 13 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
March 29 Classes end
April 2 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.

 

Spring Term 7 2020

March 30 Classes begin
April 3 Last day to drop/add a course
April 4 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
April 6 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
April 28 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
May 10 Classes end
May 14 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.
May 18 Spring Commencement

 

Summer Term 8 2020

May 11 Classes begin
May 16 Last day to drop/add a course
May 17 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
May 22 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
May 25 Memorial Day; college closed
June 10 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
June 21 Classes end
June 25 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.

 

Summer Term 1 2020

June 22 Classes begin
June 23 Last day to drop/add a course
June 24 Census date for reporting; roster verification begins
June 29 Roster verification due by 9:00 a.m.
July 14 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
August 1 Classes end
August 4 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.

 


Useful Definitions

Registration

The process through which a student reserves a seat and adds their name to the roster for a section of a course. At Coker, registration is done in WebAdvisor

Drop/Add Period

This is the period during which students are permitted to add or remove courses from their schedules with no record or academic penalty. Students can drop a course from their WebAdvisor account under “Register or Drop Sections.” (First week of the traditional semester)

Withdrawal Period

Students may remove a course from their schedule with no academic penalty. However, there will be a “W” record to indicate that the student was withdrawn from the class. 

Semester Hour

This is the unit of measurement for credits at Coker University. A course may have a value of 1-4 semester hours. 

Day Class

A course that meets for the full 16-week semester and is scheduled between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

January Term Course

A two-week course, sometimes called “J-Term.” These courses are typically study away or study abroad experiences.

May Interim Course

A four-week course taken during a condensed May term. 

Evening Course

A course that meets for an eight-week term and is scheduled between the hours of 5:30 – 10:30 p.m., or as listed online. 

Online Course

A course that is held entirely online through the Blackboard learning platform. Typically, these classes meet for eight-week terms as part of Coker’s evening courses or 100% online degree programs.